The Press Newspaper
Choraliers seeking voices
The group, which began as the Velvetone Choraliers 55 years ago, start rehearsals for the 2009-10 season on Sept. 14 at 6:45 p.m. at Fassett Middle School in Oregon.
For more information, call Kay Karrick at 419-693-1862.
The free event will include inflatables, carnival games, a petting zoo, horse rides featuring Snickers the Horse,” a fire engine, dunk tank, face painting, music, food and more.
In the event of rain, the Fall Explosion will be held Sept. 20.
The show, which is open to the public, will feature live demonstrations of antique construction machinery powered by horses or mules, steam, electricity, gas and diesel. Equipment and vehicles built or powered by International Harvester are being featured, along with the National Construction Equipment Museum’s collection of over 60 machines, many of which were built in Ohio.
Companies and the public are encouraged to bring their antique vehicles and equipment. Other attractions include hit-and-miss engines, historical displays, memorabilia vendors, and a huge sandpile for the kids to play in.
Show hours are Friday, 9 p.m. to dark; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. Admission per person 12 or over is $5 daily or $10 for a weekend pass. For more information, visit www.hcea.net or call 419-352-5616.
Northern slimy salamander eggs last hatched at The Toledo Zoo in January 2008 in what is believed to be the first-ever successful hatching of this species in a zoo setting.
Successful salamander breedings are rare in zoo settings, and zoo staff members are closely monitoring the salamanders as they guard their eggs.
At about six inches long, the Northern slimy salamander is a small amphibian native to the eastern and central portions of the United States, including the region east of the Toledo area. The breeding is part of an overall program designed to help maintain many different species of salamanders, including those that face an uncertain future due to habitat loss and disease.
The Toledo Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4 p.m. after Labor Day). For more information, visit www.toledozoo.org or call 419-385-4040.